Getting ready for the holidays – who wants keto dinner rolls?

Getting ready for the holidays - who wants keto dinner rolls?
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The Lady is back under the weather today. She was doing better then BAM! this morning she’s stuffy and congested :(. She blames me, lol. I went shopping last night, she suspects I brought a different strain of the flu home from a shopping cart of something. She might have a point, she’s never sick…until right after I get back from being out in the real world (this doesn’t happen very often 🙂 ). Being Tuesday, she usually does dinner, but this morning as she was hunting around for some chicken broth to have, I decided I’d make her some Grandma’s Penicillin (chicken soup). I got the crock pot all ready and full, then thought…how about some rolls. This got my Hobbit brain thinking of the upcoming holidays where dinner rolls are a staple. The thing is, most keto breads are either heavy and dense…or too eggy. The Lady and I had a conversation on our Turkey day plans and on the list of stuff to have was rolls. What a better time to test it out than when she is feeling crappy, lol? I think I nailed it.

Getting ready for the holidays - who wants keto dinner rolls?

I based the recipe off my hotdog buns with some changes to lighten up the texture and flavor. Notably is the exclusion of the coconut oil and an adjustment of the ‘flour’ ratios to lighten up the dough and cut some of the bacon flavor. One other addition…yeast. Not as much for the leavening ability since it has nothing to feed off of, but to give that yeasty flavor. So, after a couple of not-so-perfect results, i got this. Ready?

Getting ready for the holidays - who wants keto dinner rolls?

Hobbit's Keto Dinner Rolls

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients (makes 6 rolls):

5 tbsp coconut flour
4 tbsp unflavored whey isolate ( used Piping Rock – not affiliated with them, just good stuff!)
2 tbsp butter (melted)
2 tsp bacon grease (melted)
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp xantham gum
1.5 tsp apple cider vinegar
4 eggs
1/8 cup warm coconut or almond milk
1/2 envelope (about 1tsp) of fast-rising yeast

Preheat oven to 350F

Warm the milk to a little above body temp, then dissolve the yeast in it.

Get out a muffin tin and spray down with cooking spray (I use coconut oil spray).

Dump all the ingredients (including milk\yeast mixture) into a blender or food processor. Melt the grease, add that as well, then blend\process until well combined and a little thick – think cake batter consistency. Pour\spoon equal amounts in each cup, then spread smooth with spatula or back of a spoon. Pop in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the top browns. Take them out and let them cool completely before unwrapping.

Look, nice, light colored and tasting dinner rolls!!

Getting ready for the holidays - who wants keto dinner rolls? Getting ready for the holidays - who wants keto dinner rolls?

Nutritional information: Calories each 140, Fat:12g, Protein: 8, Carbs: 2, Fiber: 1, Net carbs: 1

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  1. These were excellent! I only had vanilla protein powder so they came out slightly sweet (great toasted with sugar free jam). I’ll make another batch with unflavored protein powder to cube and toast up for holiday stuffing! Really nice texture. Thank you for the recipe 😄.

    1. Fantastic, thanks for the feedback! I bet the sweeter taste could work in bread for french toast :). I’m going to try that!

      ~The Hobbit

  2. made these this morning, my husband loved them

    1. Awesome! Thanks for the feedback!

      ~The Hobbit

  3. I don’t have any bacon grease. Would it work with all butter?

  4. Definitely, the grease just gives it a subtle flavor but butter would work just as well, especially salted butter. Thanks for the question 🙂

    ~The Hobbit

  5. I need to make this without butter (non-dairy) will coconut oil ruin the consistency/taste? Do you recommend anything else?

  6. I wouldn’t think so, I interchange them frequently and they have similar baking properties. Should be able to swap 1:1. If you want a little butter taste you could add butter flavored extract.

  7. Thank you!

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